Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby Qualifiers

Jockey Cristian Esqueda aboard Apollitical Mogul

Trials were held June 23 for the $78,050 Canterbury Park Quarter Horse Derby which will take place on July 7.

Apollitical Mogul, trained by Jason Olmstead, ran the fastest 400 yard time at 19.720 seconds. A trainer’s objection from Clinton Crawford against Apollitical Mogul proved to be no burden and was ultimately rejected by the stewards.

Olmstead has two other qualifiers, The Bald Eagle with a time of 19.937 and Jess Doin Time at 19.986 seconds.

Trainer Stacy Charette-Hill  has two horses that qualified for the Derby. Hr Back N The Day and Jess Wagon P were sixth and seventh fastest with times of 19.879 and 19.883.

Stripper Dust, second fastest finishing at 19.847 seconds, and Spy For The Senate, fourth fastest with a time of 19.856 seconds, made the top 10 and are both trained by Jason Pascoe.

Edward Ross Hardy trains Sweet Bab of Return and Its No Sin To Win. Both qualify for the Derby with times of 19.962 and 19.871.

Rounding out the qualifiers is Heza Blues Man, finishing with the third best time of 19.854. The gelding is trained by John Hammes.

Favorite again defeated in Lady Canterbury Stakes

The Lady Canterbury was run for the 27th time and for the 24th time in its history the betting favorite got beat. This year the winner was the longest price on the board, Beach Flower, who returned $22.60 to win. Dean Butler rode the winner for Mac Robertson Saturday night. The favorite at 9/5 was Remember Daisy who made a late charge but was never a threat to win.

In The News

The Esperanza program, which serves youth in Shakopee, including the kids of workers living at Canterbury during the summer, was featured in this week’s Shakopee Valley News. Have a look HERE.

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